Alexandria VA Dentist Blog

Do We Need Our Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth—the third molars in the very back of your mouth that don’t come in until the latter teenage years—are a nuisance for many people. Although not everyone will need to have their wisdom teeth removed, many people experience impacted wisdom teeth…

Teeth Whitening Alternatives For a Brighter, Whiter Smile

If you aren't happy with your teeth, then you probably aren't sharing your smile with the world around you very often. Yellowed or discolored teeth can make us self-conscious, and that can affect our confidence, our personal relationships, and the…

Reasons Your Teenager Needs Invisalign®

The teenage years are a tumultuous time of transition. Bodies change and grow, hormones run at an all-time high, and navigating one’s space in the social world is pretty tough. Among the middle school dances and first-day-at-high-schools lays another symbol…

Make 2018 the Year of Loving Your Smile

For anyone who has covered their mouth when they laugh, for the countless number of people who keep their lips tightly closed when a person holding a camera requests a declaration of cheese, this year is yours. You have gone…

New Year’s Resolutions That Your Teeth Will Love

Getting back to the gym, getting to bed on time, cooking more healthy meals—these are the standards of New Year’s resolutions. And they’re understandable resolutions, formed with the best of intentions. New Year’s is the time that signifies new beginnings,…

How To Overcome Your Fear Of The Dentist

Odontophobia, or more commonly known as, having a fear of the dentist, is a real condition that affects many people. It’s approximated that three out of four US adults experience some form of dental fear — from mild to sever.…

Make Your Smile Merry And Bright This Season

  Tooth discoloration is a natural part of aging, as it occurs gradually over time. It is not a sign of a serious medical condition, but it does affect the aesthetics of your smile. If you’re self-conscious about your smile…

The Dental Care Diet: Foods That support Your Teeth

A routine teeth cleaning twice a year will keep your teeth in tip-top shape, followed of course with brushing and flossing twice a day. There are many preventative steps in keeping your teeth healthy and cavity-free. It’s interesting, though, because…

Foods That Are Harmful To Your Teeth: Holiday Edition

The holidays are sugary sweet — in holiday cheer and in the treats that encircle the home, office, and practically everywhere you turn! The holidays are a real life CandyLand, so be mindful, and be aware of your dental health…